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Kandi Burruss Revisits Highs and Lows of Childhood

The 'RHOA' star takes viewers back to her high-school years in a heartbreaking new special.

Growing up in College Park, Georgia, Kandi Burruss was a burgeoning talent in her high-school, developing her gifts as a would-be Grammy-winning singer-songwriter and laying the foundation for her girl-group Xscape. But tragedy soon struck when her older brother, Patrick Riley, died from a car crash in 1991. He was just 22-years-old.

Now, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star is revisiting her painful past—and opening up about how she got over the heartbreak with the support of family and music. In BET's new series, BLX, Kandi will take viewers on a trip down memory lane to her home and high-school, Tri-Cities High, airing Thursday on the network.

"Being at Tri-Cities brought back memories of how my group Xscape got started," she tells the Daily Dish. "It was really cool to take a trip down memory lane." (Watch a teaser she posted below.)

Kandi adds that looking back on her family's painful loss was hard: "It also made me think about when I lost my brother and how I went to school the next day to get me through it."

In the episode, Kandi will also share other stories about her past and show off some of her favorite childhood palces. "It's gonna be a great episode," she says, "so don't miss it!"

#BLX on March 25th. I'm gonna take you to my block. #BET #TriCitiesHigh

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